Spiderman On Broadway Opening Hits Another Snag

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Foxwoods Theatre (Formely Hilton Theater)

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2 Hours 45 Minutes with one 15 Minute Intermission

March 15, 2011 with Previews from November 28, 2010 (Open-Ended)

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Spiderman on Broadway has once again been hit with yet another delay. The long awaited musical adaptation which tells the story of one of Marvel's comics most prized hero's has again run into troubles. Originally set for previews to begin on November 11, 2010, the previews is now pushed back to November 28. The opening night has been pushed back to January 11, 2011, after the holiday season which is Broadway's toughest financial times. Spiderman : Turn Off The Dark is already being reported as the most expensive production ever to grace the Great White Way. The anticipated musical was originally set to open Feb. 18, 2010, but became plagued with production and budget problems. The latest delay has been rumored to be over injuries during the use of complex aerial equipment.

There has been a lot of talk, gossip and rumors surrounding Spiderman on Broadway since the beginning. The production was always going to be huge budget. Many have questioned whether or not bringing an action superhero, especially one as beloved as Spiderman, to Broadway in the form of a musical was even a good idea from the start. While many have been rooting against the production as the problems began, others have been eagerly awaiting their chance to catch a breakthrough on the stage. The original budget has been reported at an estimated 40 million but when costs began to run over the original production company ran out of money. This caused the first opening date to be delayed and many rumors sent swirling. Adding to the chaos some actors were forced to get out of their contracts due to the delays. Notably, Evan Rachel Wood which was originally cast as the lead actress for Mary Jane.

Just when it seemed that Spiderman on Broadway was finally all set comes this latest news. It is still far from being detrimental to fans awaiting their chance to catch a performance. One does have to wonder. However, how much more the production can take. The latest budget has been reported at over 55 million, that is 15 million over the original budget which forced the first production company out. As mentioned above it will become the most expensive Broadway production in history. Insiders close to the story question if Spiderman : Turn Off The Dark will even be able to recoup costs. Making a return at this point will likely take at least a few years. While a little delay in the opening does not seem like anything major it does take the opening for what many consider the biggest Broadway opening out of the best financial season for theater in New York City. It actually pushes the opening right into the worst time for Broadway.

There are many reasons to get exited for Spiderman on Broadway, however. It is certainly going to raise a few eyes, even for the naysayers. It promises to deliver action sequences that Broadway has never witnessed with the use of the aerial equipment which "may" have caused the recent delay. The rock musical includes the composition by U2 singer/songwriter Bono and guitarist The Edge. Julie Taymor (Lion King) directs as well as co-wrote the book with Glen Berger. Reeve Carney will play Peter Parker and alter-ego Spiderman and Jennifer Damiano as Mary Jane Watson. Taymor promises the story will stay true to the American myth, add some twists and present a theatrical experience like none other. Spiderman on Broadway has endured its hardships. Hopefully, this is the last, and it delivers an explosive experience to all the fans who have been patiently awaiting its arrival at Foxwoods Theatre. YTou can view our great online selection of Spiderman On Broadway Tickets by clicking the link.

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